Help identifying this custom creation


I've spotted a rather nice watch on ebay which claims to be a rehoused vintage movement. I'm ok with a custom made case and custom dial but wondered if there's any reason to be concerned about the movement?

I'm actually lookign for a vintage watch I can wear everyday and this looks like a good compromise with a glass back and a VC movement.

Pics below:



Re: Help identifying this custom with pics!
01/04/2011 - 10:32
the movement looks fine, the dial is redone and the case...well I
01/04/2011 - 19:09
don't know if the case is genuine but someone made a display back or an unsigned recase. The issue is that this type of watch is more or less worthless with no secondary market resale value, keep that in mind if ever you wish to re sale
Re: Re: Help identifying this custom with pics!
01/04/2011 - 19:35
Hi, The movement looks genuine and in decent shape. It looks like a Cal. 458. The dial also looks original and probably belongs to the movement. It has definitely been cleaned up and looks pristine. Its a particularly nice design of VC's. The case is custom made as is the crown and exhibition back (not VC). The models from that era did not have display backs. but it is nice to see the movement. If you're OK with the case and the price is right, it may be a good deal. But I would check out what else is available in the "coplete real thing". There are a few out there with similar dials. I don't know what diameter watch you're looking for. As Alex said, the resale value would not be all that much, so don't overpay! JB
Re-cased watch
01/04/2011 - 19:46
It just went for a rediculously high price. The only original V&C part was the movement. But it was well done, a quality job, and it had the black dial. Even though the dial was clearly not original, it was a near imitation of a Vacheron dial. Also, it was 36mm, a very desirable size.